The PNG team boasts 12 players from Hekari, six from Lae City Dwellers, three each from Rapatona FC and FC Port Moresby and one from Welgris Morobe United FC.Regulars David Muta and Koriak Upaiga from Hekari and Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba from Dwellers will make a good team despite being rivals in the PNG National Soccer League.The players have been called in for a three day camp in Port Moresby starting today.The final preparation will be in Port Moresby a week before the event with the first match against New Caledonia on May 28.The team is:Hekari United – Ismael Pole, Felix Komolong, Sammy Cambell, Daniel Joe, Koriak Upaiga, Jeremy Yasasa, Otto Kusunan, Simon Emmanuel, David Muta, Wira Wama, Papalau Awele, Tommy Semmy;Lae City Dwellers – Ronald Warisan, Valentine Nelson, Japhet Tiampo, Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba, Nigel Dabinyaba;PKA Rapatona – John Bai, Philip Steven, Patrick Aisa; FC Port Moresby – Charles Lepani, Roland Bala, Jacob Sabua; Welgris – Agi MosesThe team is coached by former Danish footballer Flemming Serritslev who took up the post on November 23 2015.The 68-year-old captained Vejle Boldklub to three Danish Cup finals and won the league twice during his playing career.He also spent eight years as an assistant coach with the Denmark national team, and six years in charge of the Under 21s.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ CEU pounced on Marinerong Pilipino’s sloppy play as it scored 39 easy points off the Skippers’ 26 turnovers.Wamar led all scorers with 31 points while Pierce Chan added 19 markers for the Scorpions.Jackson scored 20 poings for the Skippers in a losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Devon Allen wins tight 110 hurdles at USATF outdoor meet Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University hammered out a heated 97-79 win over Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scorpions improve to 3-2 while the Skippers are tied with Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College at 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CEU started strong, leading, 30-18, at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.“We talked about it and we know Marinero will play defese and will hold down teams by 78 points. We had to double our efforts and not let them get easy baskets.,” CEU head coach Derrick Pumaren said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThings got testy between the two teams after Scorpions’ Orlan Wamar Jr. and Jordan Intic and Skippers’ Trevis Jackson fought for the loose ball that nearly led to an all-out brawl at the eight-minute mark of the final frame.Marinerong Pilipino head coach Koy Banal and Pumaren got slapped with technical fouls while Jerson Prado received a flagrant foul penalty 1. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments read more
– Advertisement – The three charges facing Quock are two counts of careless use of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm without a license, and one count of contravening a regulation regarding the storage of a firearm. Quock is accused to have shot a 49 year old male.He was released from custody and has a court date scheduled for January.
Lagan Harps 4 Bonagee Utd 1Lagan Harps reached the Ulster Junior cup final when they recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Bonagee Utd at Orchard Park.Bonagee took the lead on six minutes when Anna Doherty reacted quickly when Niamh Mailey spilled a long through ball. She rounded the keeper and rolled the ball in to the empty net. Lagan equalised on twenty two minutes when Nikita Burke converted a penalty after she was fouled. Lagan then too the lead on twenty five minutes when Lauren Harper sent Amber Barrett through and she finished well.Lagan put on the pressure coming towards halftime but Denise Mc Elhinney pulled off a superb save from a Lauren Harper header. Lagan were awarded a second penalty early in the second half but Denise Mc Elhinney did well to save Nikita Burke’s effort.Bonagee threatened a couple of times with Roisin Mc Clafferty and Anna Doherty doing well in midfield. Lagan got their third when Denise Mc Elhinney pulled off a good save from Amber Barrett but Nikita Burke bundled the rebound over the line.This more or less killed off the game and Sinead Dunne added a fourth for Lagan when she was put through by Nikita Burke. For Lagan Bernie Cunningham did well in defence with Nikita Burke, Amber Barrett and Lauren Harper (until injured) always a threat. For Bonagee Denise Mc Elhinney was excellent in goal with Amy Thompson, Roisin Mc Cafferty and Anna Doherty also doing well.Our men’s team started their season with a 1-0 loss to Drumoghill FC in the Brian Mc Cormick cup. A young and much changed side put in a good performance in a hard fought encounter. On Sunday they are home to Ballybofey Utd at 2.00pm in the same cup.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,6,10 and 22. Stanley Dill had three numbers and won E50 again this week. Next weeks jackpot is E4475.00.SOCCER – LAGAN HARPS BEAT BONAGEE IN LADIES JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LAGAN HARPS NOTES read more
SEAMUS Coleman has the soccer world stunned after two incredible pieces of skill against Arsenal during his side’s 3-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Killybegs man was once again the star performer for Everton as they closed in on a Champions League spot.At one stage Coleman juggled the ball with his head and both feet at full tilt as he took the ball out of his own defence.Then the Ireland international completely bamboozled Santi Cazorla on the right wing.Rolling the ball back – like a Brazilian – and scooting the ball around the Arsenal player. DDTV: SUPER COLEMAN’S SILKY SKILLS STUN ARSENAL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonseamus colemanskillsv arsenalvideo read more
These comedians will crack their best jokes to raise funds for Nelson Mandela’s charities. Comedian David Kau with 46664’s Ruth Rensburg. The comedians made journalists laugh at the press briefing in Johannesburg. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang Information Communications Manager Nelson Mandela Foundation +27 11 728 1000 or +27 11 547 5600 firstname.lastname@example.org RELATED ARTICLES • Twenty years of freedom • Mandela Day now a global event • Mandela: a remarkable 91 years • World marks Mandela Day • Lennox sings for HIV/Aids • Celebrities on sale for charityBongani NkosiIt’s no joke that South Africa’s top entertainers are going all out to help raise funds for Nelson Mandela’s charities.The comic campaign, announced in Johannesburg on 23 February, will see 10 of the country’s most acclaimed heavyweight comedians teaming up for a one-night show at the Sun City Superbowl on 27 February.The evening will form part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison.All proceeds from the event, called It’s No Joke, will go towards Mandela’s outreach programmes – which include the 46664 campaign, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Institute and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Charity drives organised around Mandela Day will also benefit from It’s No Joke, said 46664 South Africa campaign leader Ruth Rensburg. “We will be using comedy as a tool to highlight social injustices in the world,” she added.The Sun City line-up includes Tumi Morake, David Kau, Marc Lottering, Riaad Moosa, Chris Forrest, Trevor Noah, John Vlismas, Nik Rabinowitz, Ndumiso Lindi and Barry Hilton.“It is important that as comedians we give back to society …” said Forrest, who has been at the forefront of the South African comedy scene for almost 10 years. “If you find a project like 46664 to work with, that’s brilliant.”“We make a living by poking fun at society, so it is good that we give back,” said Vlismas.“We are using our abilities [for charity] in the only way we know,” Lindi added.For Morake, arguably one of the country’s most accomplished and best-loved entertainers, It’s No Joke will be yet another opportunity to reach out to the less fortunate after years volunteering for community projects.“It’s good to be the only chick [in the show], I’ll get to have all the men to myself for the night,” she joked.Seriously funnyThe 10 comedians are expected to dish out some hilarious social commentary on the night, using humour to tackle pressing issues in South Africa.Kau, known for his side-splitting shows Blacks Only and I Did These Jokes First, said he plans to make some strong comments about the South African education system at the Sun City event.“Comedy is … a serious business,” he said.The beauty of the comedy scene in South Africa is that entertainers can poke fun at any social issue without fear of reprisal – this is in stark contrast to their international counterparts, Vlismas and Kau said.“We do socially relevant comedy. We seem to have a robust way of talking about each other,” Vlismas added.“There are things we say here that they [UK comedians] could never get away,” Kau said.Growing It’s No JokeRenowned UK performer Eddie Izzard kicked off the It’s No Joke charity campaign earlier in February with his comedy tour called Stripped, which sold out in South Africa.There are now plans to expand the campaign and make It’s No Joke an annual event along the lines of the 46664 series of music concerts, Rensburg said.“It should be nurtured into a premier comedy festival … hopefully it will become one of the gigs that every comedian wants to join,” Kau said. read more
12 June 2014 The South African government has conveyed its best wishes to the government and people of Brazil for a successful 2014 Fifa World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday with an opening ceremony followed by the opening match at the Arena de Sao Paulo. “On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we wish Brazil all of the best,” the deputy CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Nebo Legoabe said in a statement on Thursday. “Football has the ability to unite people from different cultures and backgrounds. It is our hope that, just as we experienced this in 2010, a deep sense of pride and confidence will sweep over Brazil, as the world experiences its rich culture and vibrancy, and its hosting of this major event.” Legoabe said South Africa was pleased at the number of African teams contesting the World Cup, and was confident that these teams would make the continent proud. “Africa’s participation in major sporting events is gaining momentum, and we will be supporting our continental teams.” Legoabe said the government encouraged Brazilians to enjoy the tournament and the lasting benefits that would be in place after the event. “Government also invites South Africans to use this occasion to reflect on the success with which our country hosted this event four years ago this week; we must hold onto this legacy as we move South Africa forward in the years to come.” Brazil will take on Croatia in the opening match, scheduled to kick off at 10pm South African time at the Arena de Sao Paulo. The host nation have never lost their opening World Cup game, with the previous 20 opening games producing 14 victories and six draws for the hosts. The month-long tournament will see 32 nations compete for a place in the final in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, 13 July. Africa’s national teams, who are representing the continent and hoping to produce better results than at the 2010 tournament in South Africa, are Ghana, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Cameroon. Source: SAnews.gov.za read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest La Niña, cooling of the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean waters, remains in place and is classified as a weak La Niña. This means many other things will ultimately impact our weather and climate since it is weak but it will contribute to our pattern. Indications are this could linger into spring and possibly summer before ending. Regardless of when it ends, it tends to impact weather patterns in the atmosphere longer, sometimes up to three to six months later. So there will be a contribution to our climate pattern into at least the planting season if not growing season.December to February will go down as slightly warmer and wetter than normal. Even though we had really cold periods in there, the very warm second half of February wiped all the winter cold away. Snowfall will go down in many areas as not too far from normal, a bit above or below depending on where you live. The main snow message was the snow kept coming and going away during winter.The outlook for the rest of March is near normal temperatures and slightly wetter than normal. We do not expect March to see the really warm weather we saw in February. We will see more common periods of mild and cold.The outlook for April calls for cooler and wetter than normal conditions with the last freeze normal or slightly later than normal. Expect 4 inch soil temperatures to track normal or slightly behind schedule.After a slightly cooler and wetter spring (delayed planting?), there is growing risk of a turn to hotter and drier, during the summer growing season. However, within that preferred pattern, there is the risk of complexes of storms to provide intense short-term heavy rainfall and floods within a drier than normal pattern.What this all means is this year the risk will be elevated for extreme weather and climate shifts which challenge outdoor activities such as gardening and farming. Research NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center has done with Ohio State University and published at the National Weather Association Annual Meeting in 2008 showed La Niña years tend to be some of the most challenging for crops in Ohio. See attached graphics for corn and soybean crop yields during La Niña years. Often times corn and soybean yields end up being at or below trend line. Corn is impacted more than soybeans. read more
Massachusetts real estate agents are hoping that lawmakers won’t force home sellers to tell prospective buyers how energy-efficient their houses are. The reason? Disclosing energy use in older homes might depress sales and put homeowners at a competitive disadvantage. But in Chicago, a study of how energy cost disclosures affected sales in 2013 and 2014 suggested just the opposite: houses whose listings included energy data sold faster and got a higher percentage of the asking price than houses listed without the information. The analysis was carried out by Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based non-profit, after the city passed an amended energy disclosure ordinance in 2013. The firm examined 18 months of records for single-family home sales, both detached houses and attached dwellings like townhouses.RELATED ARTICLESMinneapolis May Require Energy Evaluations on Homes for SaleMass. Bill Would Require Energy Scorecards Be Given to HomebuyersMassachusetts Bill Would Require Home Energy Assessments Prior to SaleEfficiency Is Still the Best Energy Deal The study made two key findings: Houses whose energy costs were part of the listing sold for an average of 97.2% of the asking price, compared with an average of 95.9% for houses that did not list energy costs. With the average sales price for an attached home of $352,000, the difference meant an extra $4,576 for the seller. The difference in some neighborhoods was even more pronounced. Houses with disclosed energy costs sat on the market for less time. For townhouses and other attached dwellings, time spent on the market was 69 days for houses with disclosed energy costs and 93 days for houses whose owners didn’t disclose energy costs. The difference for detached houses was much less — 104 days compared with 111 days. In a longer description of the study, the authors note that homeowners are generally more interested in energy efficiency than in the past, but there’s no easy way to share information about it during a real estate transaction. “Efficiency improvements that homeowners make to an existing house remain invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction,” they wrote. “One result is that energy efficiency investments are overlooked or inaccurately valued at the time of a home sale. Energy cost disclosure in a multiple listing service helps solve this problem.” When efficiency improvements are fairly valued, homeowners are encouraged to invest in them because they know they will be able to recoup some of the cost. The authors called this a “virtuous cycle that drives the entire existing single family market to become more energy efficient.” Chicago passed its original disclosure ordinance in 1987. It required owners of single-family and two- to four-unit homes to disclose the previous 12 months of heating costs — typically gas. The information was required at the time of sale, not when the seller put the house on the market. The city revisited the issue in 2013, becoming the first municipality in the U.S. to permit the disclosure of energy information when the house was listed. The updated ordinance was expanded to include the cost of electricity, regardless of what heating fuel was used. If the owner opted in, the information could be passed to the multiple listing service through a third party with the help of a tool called “MyHomeEQ.” The program automatically fills in a line on the listing sheet for the property, showing electricity and gas costs by year and month. New studies may refine early findings Elevate Energy has since expanded its research. It now believes those initial results might have been influenced by the relative health of the real estate market. At the time, the Chicago market wasn’t as hot as it is now, said Deborah Philbrick, the lead author of the study and senior manager of research and innovation at Elevate Energy. It was more of a buyer’s market than it is today. “When you have more choice, when the buyer has a ton of options, they can be a little pickier,” she said in a telephone call. “They can afford to carefully weigh all the information that is being thrown at them. No one has ever said, ‘I want less information about this giant asset that I’m about to acquire.’ ” When the market tightens up and houses are in more demand, buyers don’t have the luxury of weighing every piece of information about a property, such as energy performance. New research that uses more robust modeling will give the non-profit a better understanding of the impact of energy disclosures on sales, Philbrick said. The studies aren’t complete, and Philbrick wasn’t sure when she would be able to discuss the results. But for now, researchers are hedging their bets. “We are not currently promoting that study,” Philbrick said. “We are not putting our stake in the ground in quite the the same way as we did before.” Any data is better than none The original analysis stopped short of determining whether houses with low energy costs sold any faster or for any more money than houses with high energy costs. Instead, the point seems to be that knowing something about energy use when scouting for a house is preferable to knowing nothing. Casey Bowers, the legislative director for the Environmental League of Massachusetts, said it’s not unlike shopping for a car and weighing the importance of gas mileage. Buyers may still choose an SUV with not-so-great gas mileage if they go into the purchase with their eyes open and can budget for the extra fuel. “Those houses sold quicker regardless of whether it was good or bad if that information was available when it was listed rather than when they were going through the process of selling it,” she said in a telephone call. This is same conclusion the authors of the Elevate Energy analysis reached: “…Successfully sold homes that disclosed energy costs suggests that sharing energy cost information up front might aid the homebuyer’s decision-making process rather than constrain it,” their report says. “This analysis showed that homes that disclosed energy costs that were high still had a greater likelihood of selling than those that did not disclose. “In other words, there was no penalty for disclosing high costs.” Whether those results hold up in the current round of research remains to be seen. read more
A petition filed before the Delhi High Court sought action against agitating police officials who were sitting on a ‘dharna’ after the Tis Hazari Courts incident.The plea, filed by lawyer Rakesh Kumar Lakra asked the Centre to initiate departmental inquiry against the officials and said that the officials contravened their official duties.The plea names the Union of India, the Delhi Police, its Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Deputy Inspector General of police of Arunachal Pradesh Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner Aslam Khan, Superintendent of Police of NIA Sanjukta Prashar and IPS officer Meghna Yadav as parties in the case.